Sister Mary Frances

March 28, 1921 ~ March 24, 2020

Born in: San Francisco, CA,
Resided in: Los Angeles, California

Sister Mary Frances Horan, CSJ, age 98, passed away on March 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. Born March 28, 1921 in San Francisco, she was part of a large family with strong ties; family always meant a great deal to her. Sister spent 39 happy and fulfilling years in education and administration and 19 years as Pastoral Associate. In 2000 she retired from full time ministry to serve the “dear neighbor” in volunteer programs for the blind, adult literacy and in outreach to the sick and aging. Mary Frances truly had a heart filled with the desire to serve.

Sr. Mary Frances is survived by nieces and nephews.

When service dates are set, they will be listed on the mortuary website.

Donations in memory of Sister Mary Frances Horan may be sent to: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

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  1. I was surprised to see Sr. Mary Frances’ obit in The San Francisco Chronicle this morning! She was my eighth grade teacher at Queen of All Saints school in Concord, CA (Class of ’72). She was a joy to have as a teacher and when she made the transition to pastoral assistant at St. Agnes, she continued to show her compassion and gentleness (not to say that she didn’t show impatience at times with us students!). I will continue to remember her in my thoughts and prayers, knowing that she is doing the same for us!

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